Hockey is back!
Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:33 PM
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:28 AM
That's what I was thinking! The leafs are all set to win out and make a cup run with some dude named Ben scrivens in the cage!
Seriously though, can we get a real goalie? And a first line C? And Brian Burke back? And maybe conn smythe to give a rousing world war one speech to rile the boys up so we can win something already?
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:07 AM
LOL - I remember the first time I ever saw field hockey. It was the Olympics and CBC was talking about Team Canada's "match" coming up next. What a disappointment. Very painful to watch.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:10 AM
Sad to say, but it may be like that all year. The best part of the lockout was the cancellation of the Winter Classic. It would have been the worst one yet, by a mile.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:38 PM
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:15 PM
Depending on your cable provider, you may have a free preview of NHL Center Ice (the NHL's cable package) through the end of the month. Check if you do. And if so, get watching!
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:21 PM
I'm also a Pens fan. Looking good after 2 games!
My feeling on the lockout is that if they are going to lock me out of hockey for half a season than I'm going to lock them out as a paying customer for half a season. I will still watch any games that are on channels that I already have but I won't be buying Center Ice this year (had it the last 3 years; they should give it away free this year IMO). I won't be attending any games this year even though there's an NHL team that plays 20 minutes from my house. I won't be buying any NHL merchandise.
Next year we can start fresh again and they can win me back. But I'm taking an "eye-for-an-eye" approach. They take half a season from me, I'm taking half a season from them.
Gary Bettman needs to go. 3 work stoppages in 19 years. If you're averaging a strike every 6 years you're not doing something right. The current deal is for 10 years but there's an opt-out clause after 8. So prepare yourself for another strike in 8 years. It's inevitable.
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